Government

 

 

Local, state, and federal government agencies are increasingly joining the solar energy “gold rush.” From strengthening energy, military, and community resilience to a growing number of climate targets, governments are pursuing renewable energy in increasing numbers. We understand the nuances and responsibility of going solar on behalf of taxpayers.

Our Benefits

 

  • We offer a portfolio of solar solutions—including large-scale, off-site and on-site rooftop and carport—customized to your goals
  • We offer convenient 100% financing options, including delivering your solar energy via power purchase agreement, while we handle the details of project execution behind the scenes and under one roof with our world-class team
  • You meet your government renewable energy and sustainability targets with our best-in-class project delivery, real-time monitoring, and long-term O&M that maximize solar generation
  • We have the commitment, passion, and enduring financial strength to stand with you as your long-term energy partner to achieve your goals and enhance your organizational reputation with taxpayers and the communities in which you operate
  • Our finance, engineering, construction, and other teams de-risk, future-proof, and optimize solutions to create the best long-term value for your agency and taxpayers
  • We complement our solar expertise with capabilities in battery energy storage, smart buildings, and other solar-plus solutions to unlock even greater possibilities

Our Customers

  • Bay Area Rapid Transit (San Francisco)
  • California State Prisons
  • Camden County (New Jersey)
  • City of San Diego
  • Denver Federal Center
  • E-470 Public Highway Authority (Colorado)
  • Government Services Administration
  • Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District
  • Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
  • Oakland International Airport
  • Otay Mesa Water Treatment Plant
  • San Francisco International Airport
  • U.S. Marine Corps Air Ground Combat
  • U.S. Veterans Administration

Projects

Town of Breckenridge, Colorado

  • Breckenridge, CO
  • 650 kW

This project, consisting of seven separate solar arrays, was financed using a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the town. Electricity generation for the first full year of service is projected at 622,000 kWh.

E-470 Public Highway Authority

  • CO
  • 707 kW

Distributed across 22 separate Authority facilities, this 707 kW project was financed using a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Authority. Electricity generation for the first full year of service is projected at 1,013,500 kWh.

Camden Solar Center

  • Camden, NJ
  • 1.8 MWac
  • Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority

The Camden Solar Center is a 1.8 MWac solar project comprised of more than 7,200 solar panels spanning seven acres of open water tanks at a wastewater treatment facility. The project was commissioned in 2012 and sells power to the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority.

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) – US Navy

  • Mid-Atlantic & Southeastern United States

This program was part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The goal of the project was to modernize existing naval facilities throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic region with grid-tied photovoltaic systems.

Eastern Long Island Solar Project

  • Suffolk County, NY
  • 12.8 MW
  • Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)

The Eastern Long Island Solar Project (ELISP) is the largest combined carport installation in the state of New York with over 21 acres of solar panels installed across six different sites. The combined 12.8 MW photovoltaic system feeds power directly to local electric utility, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). We worked with a multidisciplinary team of engineering firms, contractors, and project stakeholders to meet various local and regional codes and standards.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

  • Richmond, CA
  • 160 kW

This solar rooftop system is on top of the BART maintenance shop building in Richmond. The system is completely ballasted and did not penetrate the rooftop's membrane, which was a strict requirement from the client.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

  • Hayward, CA
  • 255 kW

This rooftop solar system is mounted on top of the BART maintenance shop in Hayward. The building roofs were at different heights, with the center portion of the roof being about 10' higher than either side, so shading influenced the final array layout.

Mesa Top Photovoltaic Array

  • Golden, CO
  • 721 kW

The U.S. Department of Energy commissioned this single-axis tracker array for use at National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This was part of the Transformation Energy Action Management (TEAM) initiative for on-site renewable electricity generation.

Otay Mesa Water Treatment Plan

  • San Diego, CA
  • 944 kW

This unique facility for the City of San Diego includes a ground-mounted array as well as arrays built upon two storage tanks. This deployment for the City of San Diego is part of the city's plan to deploy 5 MW of solar capacity.

Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District

  • Marin County, CA
  • 600 kW

At time of completion this facility offset 90% of the District's power needs. Engineering challenges included sensitive wetlands area, as well as developing a foundation solution for the 2-acres of bay mud.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 600 kW

This facility was commissioned for installation by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission as part of the $100M public bond issued for solar projects. This unique array can be viewed from the airport's transit station.

Oakland International Airport

  • Oakland, CA
  • 750 kW

The aging electrical infrastructure at this site provided some interesting challenges for the Port of Oakland's first photovoltaic system. However, with the help of the Port's dedicated facilities team, the project was successfully completed.

Denver Federal Center Solar Park

  • Denver, CO
  • 1.2 MW

This solar energy project reduced the Federal Government Service Administration's energy consumption by more than 1,600 MWh per year; this is equivalent to powering 145 homes in Colorado.

California State Prisons

  • Blythe CA
  • 4 MW Aggregate

These two projects—Chuckawalla Valley and Ironwood—were part of the California Department of General Services distributed generation initiative. These solar arrays are separated by some distance, but connect into the same electrical distribution feeder.

USVA – San Diego

  • San Diego, CA
  • 250 kW
  • San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

This distributed generation rooftop solar electric project is an excellent example of what occurs to work around existing equipment and facility requirements. The project was specifically designed to meet the stringent U.S. government facility requirements. We provided the electrical and mechanical engineering services for this project and provided support during initial bidding, through final construction close-out.

U.S. Marine Corps Air Ground Combat

  • Twentynine Palms, CA
  • 1.5 MW

This installation was part of a larger renovation project at the complex at the U. S. Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) and required close collaboration with all parties involved. 

We were able to provide valuable guidance on how to adapt the arrays to complicated architecture , and our use of 3D modeling software clearly and quickly conveyed to the team various design options. 

Our expertise in rooftop PV design, coupled with our experience working with Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), helped keep the project's ambitious schedule on track.

USVA - Sacramento

  • Sacramento, CA
  • 558 kW
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

The USVA Sacramento project focuses on increased energy savings through installation of a commercial solar rooftop and solar carport system. This system expands on the previously installed rooftop system by adding an acre of carport solar panels for a total of three acres of solar arrays, with a total expected output of 558 kW. The newly installed carport system is expected to generate approximately 832,000 kWh annually, while the rooftop system will generate 60,800 kWh. The solar carport system will also provide shade for vehicles and improved lighting at night. The entire solar generating facility will be interconnected and operate parallel to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).